With a Little Luck You’ll Live Long Enough to Breed Flies in Your Attic

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Back in 1987 old age seemed a long ways away. Strike that, old age seemed like something that would never happen to … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: When Your Six-Year-Old Wants to Talk Money

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The Oakland Tribune, November 15, 1987 Peter likes money. He wants an allowance. The subject came up at the … [Read more...]

The American Flag Is Flying in My Liberal, Elitist Neighborhood Today. Here’s Why.

By Barbara Falconer Newhall "Are you sure you want to do this?" Jon said as he hoisted our American flag into the bracket on the front of our garage. … [Read more...]

For One Night I Was Important Again. Thank You Armistead Maupin

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I was popular. No, it was better than that. For one magical evening, I was important. Important! People were coming up to … [Read more...]

A Dream About Wrestling With — Uh, Who Was That Anyway?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I had a dream about wrestling the other night. It maybe could have been a message from my deep psyche, some part of me that … [Read more...]